BE PART OF THE MOST INNOVATIVE SCHOOL IN THE UK
Lumiar is recognised by Unesco, Stanford University and Microsoft as one of the 12 most innovative schools in the world. Lumiar Stowford is the first Ofsted approved Lumiar School in the UK, opening in September 2019 near Bath for children aged 5-11.
Much of the current education system, constrained by testing, large class sizes and lack of funding, is held back from delivering learning opportunities that encourage free-thinking, innovation, creativity, and respect for community and our natural environment. These are all qualities we believe are essential for the next generation to rise to the challenges of a rapidly changing world, find their passions within it, and help find solutions to the social and environmental risks and opportunities this future poses.
“We encourage our students to question and respectfully challenge prevailing assumptions, believing that the nurturing of truly original, dialectical and innovative thinking can really make a difference to the communities of the future.” - Dr Frances Wilby, Director of Pedagogy, Lumiar Stowford School
CONNECTING LEARNING, INNOVATION AND NATURE
At Lumiar Stowford pupils learn a broad range of competencies - academic, physical, social and emotional skills, to support them to become independent, life-long learners who are adaptable, collaborative, creative and able to solve problems. Our curriculum is dynamic and primarily driven by projects that stem from students’ interests and learning needs. The Digital Mosaic platform, a sophisticated planning and assessment tool, enables us to take a flexible yet rigorous approach
Based on a farm with an abundance of outdoor, natural spaces such as forests, fields and a river, we offer a rich environment for outdoor learning. The students spend a lot of time outside and a strong focus on social and environmental responsibility and stewardship is promoted as part of the curriculum and culture of the school.